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SEMA eNews, Vol. 23, No. 12

Important SEMA Show Policy Change and Updates
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SEMA eNews

Vol. 23, No. 12
March 19, 2020

 
 

Important SEMA Show Policy Change and Updates

 

With the Show just less than eight months away, we are putting plans in place to host a successful event in November with some changes that help lower the level of uncertainty for our exhibitors and attendees.

 
 

 ‌ // Breaking News            

 
Small Business Loans Now Available in at Least 17 States for Companies Impacted by Coronavirus

The Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2020 enacted on March 6 includes a provision allowing companies to seek a Small Business Administration (SBA) emergency loan of up to $2 million.

 
New Federal Law Requires Paid Sick and Family Leave for Employees

President Trump signed a bill into law in response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak that provides paid sick and family leave, expands unemployment benefits and offers free coronavirus testing.

 
SEMA Joins Forces With Industry to Urge Additional Measures to Protect the Economy

SEMA and 113 other trade associations sent a letter urging President Donald Trump, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to help businesses survive the COVID-19 crisis by employing an economic response matching the scale now being taken to end the pandemic.

 
SEMA Show Space Selection Applications Due Next Week

To participate in the Priority Space Selection, companies need to submit their Show application and deposit by March 27.

 
 

 ‌ // Business Tools            

 
2020 SEMA Launch Pad Registration Now Open

Young entrepreneurs, students and business owners looking for an opportunity to launch their products into the $44.6 billion automotive aftermarket industry can apply now for the SEMA Launch Pad program.

 
SEMA News Now Accepting Nominations for 2020 "35 Under 35"

If you know a leader in that age range as of September 1, 2020—whether they are in manufacturing and design, marketing, retail, events and media, or distribution—we would like to hear from you.

 
Job-Hunting? Top Automotive Jobs Here

The SEMA Career Center has a comprehensive listing of automotive-related job openings around the country.

 
 

 ‌ // New Products & Technology

 
Spy Photo
 
Spy Shots—'21 BMW 4-Series

Spies in Munich have been lucky to snap new revealing shots of the '21 BMW 4-Series, including the (controversial) front end.

 
New Products From Flowmaster, Hooker, Flowtech and More

The new products featured are from members of the SEMA Data Co-op, the definitive, industry-owned and -operated centralized data repository.

 
 

 ‌ // Law & Order                 

 
SEMA Criticizes Overly Aggressive Enforcement Practices by Federal Agencies

SEMA has submitted recommendations to the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on ways to improve regulatory enforcement by the federal government.

 
Federal Government Creates Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Programs

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued a final rule to encourage companies, trade associations, colleges, unions and other entities to establish industry-recognized apprenticeship programs (IRAP).

 
Meet the Industry's Legislative Allies: U.S. Representative David Valadao (R-CA)

An appreciation for the automotive hobby began early for former U.S. Representative David Valadao (R-CA).

 
 

 ‌ // People, Places & Racing

 
Racing News: Industry-Wide Event Cancellations and Postponements Due to Coronavirus

News from across the motorsports industry.

 
Movers and Shakers: Automotive Plant Closures in North America Due to Coronavirus Likely to Last Beyond March

News and updates from GlobalData, the Australian Automotive Aftermarket Association, Hot Shot's Secret and more.

 
 

 ‌ // Shows & Events           

 
2020 SEMA Show Booth Sales Open

Exhibitors interested in getting a jump on SEMA Show planning for 2020 can reserve booth space now.

 
Mark Your Calendars

Dates and locations have been scheduled for several upcoming SEMA-sponsored shows, measuring sessions and activities.

 
 
 

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